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By:    On: 2014-05-10

Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 22-square-mile park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River.

Designed in 1919, Zion is Utah’s oldest national park. The park is known for its incredible canyons and spectacular views. Famous hikes including The Narrows, Subway, and Angels Landing attract adventure enthusiasts from around the world. Hiking possibilities are endless.

 

With nearly three million vistors per year, Zion is Utah’s most heavily used park. Most park facilities are located in the Zion Canyon area, and it attracts the most visitors. There are four main sections in Zion National Park:

  • Zion Canyon
  • Kolob Canyons
  • Kolob Terrace
  • Highway 9

Zion Canyon consists of the Emerald Pools, Angels Landing and The Narrows. Kolob Canyons consists of Scenic Drive, Taylor Creek and Kolob Arch. Kolob Terrace consists of The Subway and other backcountry trails. Highway 9 consists of The Tunnel, Canyon Overlook trail and Checkerboard Mesa.

 

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